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Beautiful bride Kat and her husband Ben tied the knot last year at the picturesque Sirromet Winery in Mount Cotton. Choosing a mixed theme of rustic and whimsical to perfectly complement their personalities and the venue, the day was absolutely beautiful. Their big day ran smoothly for the couple, although there was a wardrobe malfunction with one pregnant bridesmaid’s zipper, easily fixed by a nifty friend with a sewing kit! There was also a medical emergency involving one of the venue patrons which delayed the reception approximately 15-20 minutes, luckily one guest was a paramedic and another was a doctor, what a talented bunch of wedding guests! The laidback couple were more than happy to wait and assist, with the venue coordinators doing a great job of keeping the bridal party updated and the guests happy. “We were proud to have such skilled and compassionate friends belonging to our wedding party.”

When beginning her bridal gown journey, Kat had an idea of what she wanted to wear and decided to come into the When Freddie Met Lilly Studio to search for her dream gown. After trying on between 5 and 10 dresses, Kat realised that her dress would be a mix of multiple designs. Our amazing designer Vanessa brought to life the perfect blend for Kat and the gown ended up being a strapless version of the classic Eastwood Gown with a bespoke bodice. The delicate, blush tulle and beaded flowers created the whimsical gown that Kat had been dreaming of wearing and the gown became one of the centrepieces of theme. As well as the bespoke bodice, the team at WFML designed Kat a matching veil which brought everything together beautifully.

“The gown made me feel like a princess - like my most beautiful, authentic, delighted self.”

Ben went suit shopping with the assistance of his sister in order to find the perfect suit for the big day. He ended up choosing a lovely navy blue suit with a vest and bowtie. Kat really liked the combination of her blush tulle gown with his darker navy suit and after seeing all the gorgeous photos it really was a perfect match.

It was lovely to hear that Kat enjoyed her experience with the WFML team, “The girls were amazing! From day one through to the end they were welcoming, kind and helpful. The champagne was such a special touch that made us feel doted upon and made it a celebratory experience above my expectations.”

When we asked Kat if she had any tips for future brides she stated, "My advice would be two things – firstly, take full advantage of WFML’s ability to tailor the dress exactly to you. To your own personal style and your own, beautiful and unique body as every bride is different and this should be celebrated. They have the creativity, vision and skills to do just that. It made all the difference for me, wearing a dress that was uniquely me and exactly what I wanted. It was meaningful and special for me to be involved in the design process of my wedding dress. Secondly, if the dress at first isn’t exactly how you want it, don’t be afraid to say something. The WFML girls are professionals at troubleshooting and understood and achieved the exact fit I was after. I’m someone who would hate to be even slightly compared to a bridezilla but I think it’s really important that brides feel empowered to be assertive if there is a detail not quite to their liking… and know it is possible to do this kindly and politely! The girls were welcoming of my feedback and together we got it perfect. Just like you, they want you to be completely happy and totally comfortable in your wedding gown on your special day, so don’t be afraid to share with them if there is something on your mind. They’ll look after you.”

Congratulations Kat & Ben, and thank you for sharing your bridal story with us!


Photography by: Finch and Oak (@finchandoak)

Hair by: Cheveux by Elly (@cheveuxbyelly)

Makeup by: Emily Boxsell Makeup Artist (@emilyboxsellmakeupartist)

Venue: Weddings at Sirromet (@weddingsatsirromet)

Bride: Kat Pascual (@pascuallyhead)

Groom: Ben Williams (@phatair360)

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